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Old 07-28-2007, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i got a problem on my '07 gsxr 750. when i apply the brakes on the lever/foot the brake lights don't go on. i checked the fuses including the main fuse. checked the connectors going to the rear lights and other harnesses/connectors. i thought it had something to do with the rear fender removed, but i connected it back and the brake light still doesn't work. i know it was working last week because i saw it reflecting on someone's car. any idea what the problem could be?
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i got a problem on my '07 gsxr 750. when i apply the brakes on the lever/foot the brake lights don't go on. i checked the fuses including the main fuse. checked the connectors going to the rear lights and other harnesses/connectors. i thought it had something to do with the rear fender removed, but i connected it back and the brake light still doesn't work. i know it was working last week because i saw it reflecting on someone's car. any idea what the problem could be?

did you check the bulb?
do your turn signals work?
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I have both a 05 1k and a 05 600. the switch is the same for both and I beleive that the switch is similar for most suzuki's. check for the spring attached to the break pedal. there is a black housing that is normaly closed but opens to turn on the brake light. also make sure the switch is not stuck in any one position. my 6 has aftermarket rearsets and doesen't have a mount for the switch. the only time i use my rear is if I run off at the track so it not working is not a issue.
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If the brake light works with the front brake, the problem is probably in the rear brake switch as posted above. If the brake light doesn't work with the front brake, check the bulb. Is it LED? If yes, could be the control board. Is it a dual filament bulb? If yes, does the tail light part of it work?
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I have both a 05 1k and a 05 600. the switch is the same for both and I beleive that the switch is similar for most suzuki's. check for the spring attached to the break pedal. there is a black housing that is normaly closed but opens to turn on the brake light. also make sure the switch is not stuck in any one position. my 6 has aftermarket rearsets and doesen't have a mount for the switch. the only time i use my rear is if I run off at the track so it not working is not a issue.
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yup you were right about the spring on the brake pedal. i adjusted it and now it works fine again. thanks for all the help fellas. i appreciate it
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